Dr. John T. Dykstra, DO

Dr. John T. Dykstra, DO

Family Medicine | Male | 45 years old

I wanted to go into medicine to help people, and I choose family practice to...Read more

Metro Health Hudsonville
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  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicinenull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      4.5 based on 19 responses
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Dykstra's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (18)
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      I appreciate and welcome all positive and constructive feedback. Your comments will help me continue to provide the best care for my patients.

      in Zeeland, MI |
      A very friendly, professional doctor. He has always answered my questions, describes my conditions and treatments to me, and his treatments are effective - I can usually tell a difference immediately.
      I have been seeing him for 15 years. He delivered all my kids. He is amazing!
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      Specialties

      • Family Medicine
      • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

      Board Certifications

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      • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Acne
      • Allergies
      • Anxiety
      • Arthritis
      • Asthma
      • Chronic Diseases
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Depression
      • Diabetes
      • Emphysema
      • Headache
      • Heart Disease
      • Hemorrhoids
      • High Cholesterol
      • Hyperlipidemia
      • Hypertension
      • Infectious Diseases
      • Injuries
      • Menopause
      • Obesity
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Pneumonia
      • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess Incision and Drainage
      • Arthrocentesis
      • Biopsy
      • Breast Exam
      • Colonoscopy
      • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
      • Gynecological Examination
      • Hormone Replacement Therapy
      • Immunization
      • Joint Injection
      • Laceration Repair
      • Mole Removal
      • Pap Smear
      • Pelvic Exams
      • Physical Examination
      • Preventive Care
      • Skin Biopsy
      • Spirometry
      • Stitches
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Urinalysis
      • Vaccination
      • Wart Removal
      • Well Baby Care

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University

        Graduated in 1997

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Family Medicine
      • Board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
      • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Dykstra's Office & Staff

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      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Dykstra

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      Dr. Dykstra says...

      I wanted to go into medicine to help people, and I choose family practice to help me reach this goal. Developing personal, long-lasting relationships with my patients has always been very important to me. When I was interviewing for medical school, I was asked what my ideal practice would be. I told the interviewer that I would like to see patients I knew so well that I did not even need to use a chart. The interviewer laughed at me and said that would never happen.

      After medical school I returned to my hometown and am now a family practice physician at Metro Health Hudsonville, where I know many of my patients so well I do not need a chart.

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      Dr. Dykstra's Care Philosophy

      The way I practice family medicine is often referred to as “cradle to grave.” That means I do obstetrics before the baby is born, deliver the baby and provide newborn care; give the child pediatric care as they grow up; and when that child becomes an adult I provide care for the rest of his or her life. In this way, I have been able to care for multiple generations of the same family. Seeing families grow and growing with them as I provide their care gives me great fulfillment.

      Years ago, I was caring for a patient in labor and waiting to deliver the baby. Meanwhile, at the same time in the same hospital, I was caring for an elderly person who was enrolled in hospice. During that day I had time to reflect on my practice and my life. I felt that that day summarized the way I wanted to practice medicine and live out my career – I was able to walk two different life journeys with two different families while caring for both of them. That is why I do what I do.

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      Dr. Dykstra says...

      I enjoy caring for patients of all ages – from infant through adult. I look forward to the opportunity to care for you and your family.

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      Dr. Dykstra says...

      I appreciate and welcome all positive and constructive feedback. Your comments will help me continue to provide the best care for my patients.